Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Your say...

Following my criticism on the real intention of big corporation behind their initiative to ‘save the environment’…

Big boss: We are organising a luncheon next week right?

Organiser: Yes boss, you need anything?

Big boss: Yeah. In view of our environmental thingy, I want the caterer to be environmental friendly too. There should not be any non-biodegradable cutleries and plates.

Organiser: Huh?

Big boss: Yeah… No plastic stuff. Paper cups, paper plates, stuff like that.

Organiser: Right boss.
An hour later…

Organiser: Boss, the caterer has reverted. They said they are ok with using environmental friendly stuff to be in line with our campaign.

Big boss: That is good to hear.

Organiser: One thing boss. They said paper cups and all are quite expensive compared to plastic and styro-foam stuff. So there will be additional charge to the cost.

Big boss: [fill in the blanks yourself]

40 comments:

day-dreamer said...

Haha.

-ritchie- said...

PLASTIC!!

CK said...

BOSS : so be it. less expensive menu then. cut the dessert.
(I'm dreaming hahahaha)

rainbow angeles said...

*bring own mug*

lynnx01 said...

I try my best to be environmental friendly as well, but sometimes the cost just does not justify.

Pookyma said...

Extra cost ar?I settle lar...haha

L'abeille said...

Memo by boss: Bring own papercups and plates *Remember children's day @ school?*

littlepolaris said...

Boss: Ask them bring their own plates, spoons n forks then!

Kel said...

Hey the last i blogged was 102 days from my last post. Alot happened. Grandpa in hosp. Was called back from my mission in Iraq under red cross because of this. Was troubled that as a medic there is nothing I could do for my grandpa. Felt a little useless. Despite that, i had to rush my assignments and stuff. Been really tired. Couldn't sleep for 3 nights now. Opened the newspaper and all i see is crap everyday. Well this shit could go on but i don't know how longer i could stand anymore.
by the way the answer to the fill in the blanks would be : (surprise surprise!) ask them to drink from the kettle(soap not environ friendly for own plastic cups.) Wuahahahaha

Kenny Mah said...

Big boss: Well, it's time the staff learn to share. Sharing is caring, after all. Shall we say three staff to one mug?

:P

myop101 said...

environment my foot?

anyway, the big boss could always suggest to ask the caterer to bring porcelain/ reusable plates and metal cutlery with reusable plastic cups.

yes, there will be the added labour cost of washing them but it is all a matter of "discussion and negotiation".

seriously, if they care for the environment so much, they should tell the office staff to switch off their computers and lights during lunch break and mandate no work to be done past the official working hours.

Afterall, about 95% of our electricity are generated by buring non-renewable fuel such as gas, coal and diesel.

Huei said...

hahahahahahahahahahahah

"oh..well the environment has just got to wait until paper cups gets cheaper!"

missironic said...

Big Boss: Ok..the extra cost charge will b coming out from you..

hahahaha..joking..probably Big Boss will say...

Big Boss: On a second thought, since they already have the supplies of plastic and styro-foam stuff ready for us, we don't want to make them do extra work, do we? tell them we will use tat instead of the paper cups..time is limited! we can't waste too much time..

tats the reply im tinking..is it sumting like tis? =P

amanda said...

haha...why don't they just eat outside ?? easier mah..

ultranana said...

Boss: Pls inform them to bring their own food weapons.

suituapui said...

Tell the big boss to swallow all the bones...!!! Otherwise, they'll be collected in plastic bags and end up in the rubbish bin...and will be sent to the dumpsite...and burnt...and that will cause air pollution!! LOL!!!!!

Seaqueen said...

Hahhaah!!! I bet d boss is not smart enough to ask the caterer to bring non-disposable cutleries but don't mind paying more instead right?? ahahahh!!!

Edi神 said...

This is cool!

tooooooooo! yeah!

Sunshine said...

yeah i know recently i went to shop for party utensils...

100pcs styrofoam plates = RM6.99
10 pcs paper plates = RM3.99
10 pcs ecopack plates = RM6.99

guess which i bought la :P

Rashikaps said...

Like someone else suggested, boss can just get one food item off the menu and get paper plates and cups. Spoons will be plastic though.
Don't caterers provide reusable crockery like the type we use at home?
I hope they aren't going to make you guys work overtime to make up for the money they'll spend. :D

wuching said...

Big boss: Fuck it! Let's rape the environment!

alan zed said...

haha, now the big boss is not so environmental friendly right now, eh? ;)

zewt said...

day-dreamer - it's a real life situation u know...

-ritchie- - hahahaha....

CK - well... means keep the cost at bay la...

rainbow angeles - plates?

lynnx01 - that would be most diplomatic.

pookyma - woooaaah... u should be the boss.

L'abeille - hahaha... too troublesome. what if it's for customers?

zewt said...

littlepolaris - what if it's for customers? malu leh.

Kel - you went too Iraq? sorry to hear about your situation. pray that it will improve.

Kenny Mah - what about plates and cutleries?

myop101 - that is exactly what i am trying to say... better save on electrity by doing timely check off from work, isnt it?

huei - or the environment is nothing compared to money to my pocket.

missironic - that would be a very wise decision from the top management, isnt it?

amanda - maybe it's an internal function leh. eat outside u will also need some catering right?

zewt said...

ultranna - food weapons? woooaaaahhhh...

suituapui - you are such a visionary hahaha.

seaqueen - u know i know ler.

Edi神 - hehe :)

Sunshine - it's a no brainer isnt it?

rashikaps - hahahaha... who knows? well... i think everyone just want an easy way out.

wuching - ...just like what they have been doing.

alan zed - what do u think? :)

Twisted Heels said...

Marks & Spencer charge 5p for a bag now. Sainsbury occasionally give out free energy light bulbs and bags for life. Tesco gives you 1 point for every bag you bring yourself. That's a step.

So what did the boss decided in the end?

Kel said...

slaps zewt. yeah i am there as a paramedic. didn't help much thou. nothing much can be done as i am being called back. hey they can do things like dig stuff out though they cant make laws and policies but they could deny anymore lopsided ones

J.T. said...

Big boss: If you all agree with this campaign, we will go with the extra cost but no bonus this year. :P

imp said...

*fainted*

gina said...

Big Boss: Errr... I guess we have to save money first.. money is also made of paper what... no?

zewt said...

Twisted Heels - i know in UK, ppl will just bring their own bag. here... it's all about the money.

Kel - well, when things settle down, you can always go again, right?

J.T. - hahaha... evil!

imp - dont... medical means extra cost.

gina - hahahaha... classic la!

alcoholic said...

cost-efficiet and environmental friendly is totally extreme...

btw, i like your blog...

phillix-starscreamer said...

lol. environmentalism is still no fight for capitalism huh?

i like your blog. will be visiting again soon. ;)

zewt said...

alcoholic - indeed, the 2 cant go together withou 1 giving way. thanks... glad you like my scribbling.

phillix-starscreamer - hi, welcome to AZAIG. absolutely, capitalism is what this country thrives on to survive. thanks for dropping by.

missironic said...

ya..wise on their account..lolz...

zewt said...

missironic - they have to ler.

jam said...

I have to admit going green does cost a fortune. But look at another perspective, we are actually just paying to get rid of whatever rubbish we had left behind. It all just comes back to us.

zewt said...

jam - well, tell that to the big bosses. i certainly don mind spending :P

ngy said...

Boss : Erm, let's go back to the original plan.

(all bosses like to cut cost)

zewt said...

ngy - that is.... accurate.